Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment involves removing infected or dead tissue from the inside of a tooth.  Successful root canal treatment means that a tooth or teeth can be kept and that the pain caused will be eradicated.

After the pulp has been removed, the root canals are cleaned, sterilised, and a filling material make sure it is completely sealed so no infection occurs. In most cases, a crown will need to be added to completely seal the tooth.

Dental pulp is the soft tissue that runs through the middle of a tooth. A tooth can function normally without pulp if it is fully formed.

Root canal treatment often takes several dental visits, depending on the complexity of the problem and how long it takes for the infection and inflammation to clear.

In some cases your Albany Place dentist will refer you to a specialist.